DRC announces LEAD YP Class of 2024

The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) has announced the LEAD YP Class of 2024.

The 54 members of the LEAD YP Class of 2024 represent a diverse group of companies and industries. They were selected through a competitive application process based on their commitment to enhancing their leadership skills and their professional background, community involvement, and educational background.

Through a hands-on curriculum, LEAD YP deepens young professionals’ understanding of their leadership style and primes them to grow into leaders who champion the Dallas Region.

“Our leadership programs, including LEAD YP, develop the leaders of tomorrow our companies and region will need,” said Dale Petroskey, DRC President and CEO. “The ambitious members of the LEAD YP Class of 2024 are investing in their professional and personal growth while gaining the skills necessary to foster our region’s continued prosperity.”

The LEAD YP program provides monthly training on personal leadership styles, leading through change, personal branding, and the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment. Each month, a different class day gives participants insight into aspects of the DRC’s work and priorities and highlights ways they can contribute to these efforts.

A class retreat kicks off the program in April, followed by a class day every month until graduation in October. Upon graduation, participants will have the opportunity to serve on the Young Professionals Advisory Council at the DRC to further develop their skills and have an impact on other young professionals in the Dallas Region.

“LEAD YP is the secret recipe that turns ordinary leaders into extraordinary trailblazers,” said Annette Addo-Yobo, Manager of Leadership Programs at the DRC. “We’re excited to welcome this new class in their next step in professional and personal leadership development.”

The members of the LEAD YP Class of 2024 are:

First Name Last Name Company/Organization
Adam Aldeen OCC
Adeyemi Adewuyi Locke Lorde LLP
Amanda Koif AECOM
Audrey Thompson BCG
Benjamin Content HUB International Texas. Inc.
Brad Phelps McKesson
Brandi McDowell The Crowther Group
Brittany Gorman American Airlines
Bry Mabry American Heart Association
Carl Reeves Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Cassie Pool Turner Construction Company
Cassie Walker Bank of America
Chase Cree Jacobs
Cody Cravens Haynes and Boone, LLP
Davidson Sutherland Bonton Farms
Dea Pennington 7-Eleven, Inc.
Elizabeth Corley Communities Foundation of Texas
Evan Denton DHD Films
Hayden Meredith JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Henal Lad Wells Fargo
Holland Behn Verizon
Ignacio Bustamente Arcosa
Jasmine Baskin Microsoft
Jason Kelliher Criado & Associates
Joe Lavis Whitley Penn
John Jenkins North Texas Food Bank
Jon Rafpor Montfort Capital Partners
Joseph Kolka FORVIS
Kara Walton DFW International Airport
Katie Kuri Children’s Health
Kelly Pahl Texas Instruments, Inc.
Kyle Gies UMB Bank
Martin Marshall UT Southwestern Medical Center
Mary Blake ICON Pharmaceuticals
Mia Blackman Crow Holdings
Monica Orona Russell Reynolds Associate
Natalie LaDriere Bank of Texas
Nick Van Zee Texas Capital Bank
Nicole Garcia PwC
Payton Schlachter Hillwood, a Perot Company
Rosa Arriaga Mr. Cooper Group
Ruben Reyes Target
Ryan Boyd University of Texas at Arlington
Ryane Read Lockton Companies
Sara Medina Dallas Regional Chamber
Sequena Alexander T.D. Jakes Foundation
Shelby Taylor Carrington Coleman
T.J. Hales Bell Nunnally
Theodore Graves Dallas Mavericks
Tony Thrower Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Trenton Newell Fidelity Investments
Virginia Hall Capital One Bank
William Ellert Susser Bank
Wynn Doughtie Frost

For more information on LEAD YP, visit our website.